Muscle-building Desserts

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    Jul 25, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    I've been micro-managing my macronutrients lately, so I've been experimenting with a lot of recipes for things that are tasty and still hit my targets. For dessert, I'm obsessed with this. Taste-wise it's even better than a lot of sugar-laden desserts that I get at restaurants:

    8 oz. Non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt
    1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I'm using MusclePharm's Combat)
    1 oz (about a handful) Raw Almonds
    Dash of Cinnamon

    Mix all ingredients together and stir until smooth like pudding.

    Macros:
    53g of Protein
    17g of Carbs (from the yogurt and the almonds, mostly -- no sugar!)
    16g of Monounsaturated Fat (the good kind)

    What are your ideas for other muscle-building desserts?

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    Jul 25, 2012 1:17 PM GMT
    You should check out this guy on YouTube. Lots of recipes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdOyEKvlp7c

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    Jul 25, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    Dayton31 saidYou should check out this guy on YouTube. Lots of recipes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdOyEKvlp7c



    Thanks for the link. Looks like some great stuff!
  • d694485

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    Jul 25, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    FWIW, I found out that by mixing frozen yogurt with greek yogurt, you get regular yogurt (which tastes a lot better). Except more calories and protein and fat I suppose. You can add protein powder too.
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    Jul 25, 2012 10:15 PM GMT
    I like to live by the old saying "you are what you eat."

    Therefore, I like to eat muscles for the appetizer, entree, and dessert. icon_biggrin.gif
  • CAtoFL

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    Jul 26, 2012 12:42 AM GMT
    Dayton31 saidYou should check out this guy on YouTube. Lots of recipes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdOyEKvlp7c



    Thank you for this link! Just made his "Worry-Free 3 Minute Brownies" recipe and it was great. AND, only a total of 70 calories, 1 gram fat, 15.5 grams of carbs and 12 grams of protein. Amazing!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdL7jVXk-XE&feature=colike
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    Jul 26, 2012 1:08 AM GMT
    In my Magic Bullet, I blend frozen blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, a banana, baby spinach leaves (or kale), raw oats, nonfat milk, and Elite Whey Protein Isolate (Gourmet Vanilla).

    Tastes like a cool, delicious berry shake.

    Yum!
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    Jul 27, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
    Similarly, in my Blendtec blender, I make protein ice cream. I just load it with two scoops of vanilla protein powder (50 grams), two frozen bananas, frozen blueberries, pasteurized liquid egg whites, cinnamon, nutmeg, ice and sometimes when I'm feeling really decadent a touch of 1% milk, then I press the "Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt" button. Super easy to make (takes two minutes) and clean up. Mornings I drink a similar concoction loaded also with vegetables as a green protein smoothie.
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    Jul 27, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
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    Jul 27, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    I make really simple shakes in my blender. I'm not so much the micro-manager when it comes to nutrients, nor am I looking to bulk up (big enough here!) but I'll blend frozen fruit, fat free milk/greek yogurt, and add vanilla creamer and splenda, sometimes peanut butter, and it tastes like a McD's milkshake, if not better, to me. If I were trying to gain I'd add the vanilla ice cream-flavored protein powder I used to take (which was low fat, too). I'm making myself hungry.